Supporters of President Donald Trump marched Saturday in Washington, D.C., challenging the election results that gave President-elect Joe Biden the win.
The protesters gathered in Freedom Plaza in the morning as part of the “March for Trump,” Organizers expected the crowd to grow to up to 15,000 people, according to a permit from Women for America First, a conservative group, which also organized Saturday’s along with last month’s “Stop the Steal” rally, a US daily reported.
Another US daily said that few demonstrators wore masks and as of midday there were few counterprotesters. The newspaper said hundreds of the Proud Boys – a group linked to white nationalism – and six men in the Three Percenters militia were among the crowd.
The protesters marched from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, where former national security advisor Michael Flynn spoke to the crowd. Trump granted Flynn a pardon last month after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Flynn expressed hope of fighting the election results.
“Don’t get bent out of shape,” Flynn told the crowd of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court. “There are still avenues – We’re fighting with faith and we’re fighting with courage.” SOVEREIGNPH